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Total loan: $2,600

Nyoman

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Bali, Bali, Indonesia / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of wood and bring on additional carvers at his workshop.


Nyoman's story

Nyoman is an artisan from Indonesia who specializes in masks and wood sculptures. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of wood and bring on additional carvers at his workshop.

Nyoman has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is his story:

Nyoman was taught to carve by his brother. "The traditional forms and poses are of strong beauty and fine workmanship, which inspired me to learn this style. My favorite themes to work on are characters in religious mythology, because they offer a variety of ways for an artist to express creativity and style. What I wish now is to continue upholding the values of those who taught and inspired me, while being able to continue taking very good care of my family and my woodcarving group."

"I would like to thank all of you who help artisans like me to preserve our rich cultural craftsmanship. Your support is very much appreciated. I will make good use of the funds by purchasing materials and hiring additional carvers, which will allow me to create new designs and build up by inventory."

Use the link below to view Nyoman's masks and wood sculptures on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/381